Plenty of karting action at Grand Prix racetrack

HELPFUL ADVICE: East London’s newly crowned SA Micro Max champion Caleb Odendaal, right, gives some pointers to fellow racer Jason du Preez
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On October 31, under cool and cloudy conditions, Border Karting held their fifth and penultimate round of the 2020 Championship at the EL Grand Prix track.

BAMBINO CLASS

Traiton Boshoff dominated this class in what would be his last year in Bambinos, with a clean sweep of three wins on the day. Dylan Bezuidenhout finished second ahead of Arabelle Krause, Jason du Preez and Micheal Breiner.

MINI ROK

Caleb Odendaal proved to be the class of the field as he took the opportunity to compete locally in the Mini Rok class as a run up to his final National event, where he will be contesting this class against the country’s finest. Odendaal has already won the 2020 SA Championships in the Micro Max class.

Redd Scholtz, another national competitor, put in a strong showing to claim two second places and a win in the final. Sadly, he was found to have a weight infringement and thus had to forfeit his points for the last heat, relegating him to fifth behind Myles Krause, Traiton Boshoff and Onwabile Mcinga

MICRO MAX

Lincoln Randall and Tyler Stephen had their customary battle with Lincoln drawing first blood in qualifying and in Heat 1, while Tyler took Heats 2 and 3 which gave him the win for the day.

The ever-improving Taygan Roets finished third.

125 SENIOR CLUBMANS

Bryce Choudree and Ryan Gudmans both missed Round 4 of the championship, and proceeded to make up for the deficit in points by claiming first and second place respectively. Jacques du Preez finished thirrd ahead of Jono Stephen in fourth, Driver of the Day recipient Jason Collins in fifth and Ethan Springfield in sixth.

MASTERS CLUBMANS 125

Greg Thompson, who was voted Driver of the Day for Round 4, looked set for the win but a weight infringement in the final saw Leeroy Randall take the win for the day.

ROTAX DD2

Greg Thompson, standing in for Geoff Stephen, won the first heat ahead of Jono Stephen and the luckless Jacques du Preez, who was again sidelined by mechanical woes. Jono Stephen recovered to win Heats 2 and 3 from Thompson, handing him the win for the day.

4-STROKE MASTERS CLUBMANS

Herman Goosen put in a consistent performance to claim his maiden win ahead of Ashley Mylie, showing incredible pace of late, with Greg Thompson coming in third.

4-STROKE SENIORS CLUBMANS

Bryce Choudree did what he does best, showing the field a clean pair of heels in all three heats, leaving Derek Pratt and Leeroy Randall to squabble over the placings. Second went Leeroy’s way with Derek rounding out the podium in third spot.

4 STROKE ACADEMY SENIORS

Joshua Coetzer won the day ahead of Aphele Majavu in second and Allison Rheeders in third.

4 STROKE ACADEMY JUNIORS

Jordan du Preez took three wins to win the day ahead of Rebecca van der Westhuizen in second and Jayden Meise in third.

The final event of the year will be held on December 5 2020.

For further information contact Border Karting chairman Joe Borges on 082-442-7467.

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